Muriel Maufroy

Born and raised in France, Muriel Maufroy worked as a journalist for the BBC World Service for many years. She has published a book of Rumi's quotations called Breathing Truth and is the autor of two novels, Rumi's Daughter and The Garden of Hafez. She has a degree in Persian from SOAS in London.

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Entries by Muriel Maufroy

The Lessons Life Teaches Us

The more I move on in life, the more I realise that not only I am not in control, but that trying to be in control gets in the way of the gifts we are being offered. You might object that getting seriously ill or losing a loved one are far from being gifts. And anyhow, isn’t this fatalistic, resigned to being a puppet at the mercy of the winds? Shouldn’t we do our best to avoid the calamities of life and go in search of happiness? I agree of course, and would never advocate suffering for the sake of… Read more.